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2003-2004 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 5 - 8, 2004
Tournament Champions: Northern Iowa
Tournament Runner Up: Missouri State
Tournament MOP/MVP: Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa, So.)
All-Tournament Team: Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa, So.), David Gruber (Northern Iowa, Sr.), Merrill Andrews (Missouri State, So.), Anthony Shavies (Missouri State, Jr.), Darren Brooks (Southern Illinois, Jr.)
Championship Game Venue: Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Sam Banks, Ron Berkholtz, JD Collins, Dave Draucker, Kelly Groom, John Higgins, Eddie Jackson, Paul Janssen, Ted Kessler, Gerry Pollard, Mike Sanzere, David Warfel
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa, So.) (61)
Total Rebounds:David Gruber (Northern Iowa, Sr.) (26)
Total Assists:Lucious Wagner (Evansville, Jr.) (11)
Total Steals:Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa, So.) (6)
Total Blocks:Paul Miller (Wichita State, So.) (3), Marcus Arnold (Illinois State, So.) (3), Tamarr Maclin (Missouri State, Jr.) (3)
Total Minutes:Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa, So.) (122)
Total FIC:Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa, So.) (39.9)
Total Fouls:Monwell Randle (Missouri State, Sr.) (12)
Total Turnovers:Brooks McKowen (Northern Iowa, Fr.) (9), Merrill Andrews (Missouri State, So.) (9)
Total FGs:Merrill Andrews (Missouri State, So.) (23), Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa, So.) (23)
Total 3PM:Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa, So.) (6)
Total FTs:Anthony Shavies (Missouri State, Jr.) (16)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Indiana State 59
9 Evansville 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Bradley 56
10 Illinois State 76
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Southern Illinois 93
9 Evansville 67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Creighton 75
5 Missouri State 84
2 Northern Iowa 68
10 Illinois State 54
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Wichita State 63
6 Drake 57
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Southern Illinois 74
5 Missouri State 80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Northern Iowa 63
3 Wichita State 56
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Northern Iowa 79
5 Missouri State 74

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
7 Bradley 15  15  50.00% 11  38.89%
4 Creighton 20  74.07% 12  66.67%
6 Drake 12  15  44.44% 11  38.89%
9 Evansville 21  22.22% 13  27.78%
10 Illinois State 18  33.33% 14  22.22%
8 Indiana State 18  33.33% 13  27.78%
5 Missouri State 17  13  56.67% 50.00%
2 Northern Iowa 18  66.67% 12  66.67%
1 Southern Illinois 24  88.89% 17  94.44%
3 Wichita State 20  68.97% 12  66.67%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 5, 2004
#10 Illinois State (W) #7 Bradley (L) 76-56 Scottrade Center PTS: 16. Phillip Gilbert
REB: 10. Marcellus Sommerville
AST: 3. Phillip Gilbert
PTS: 22. Trey Guidry
REB: 12. Najeeb Echols
AST: 6. Vince Greene
Mar 5, 2004
#9 Evansville (W) #8 Indiana State (L) 63-59 Scottrade Center PTS: 19. Wilfred Antoine
REB: 7. Amani Daanish
AST: 3. Eric Gray
PTS: 17. Matt Webster
REB: 15. Matt Webster
AST: 3. Matt Webster
Mar 6, 2004
#5 Missouri State (W) #4 Creighton (L) 84-75 Scottrade Center PTS: 17. Nate Funk
REB: 12. Mike Grimes
AST: 4. Nate Funk
PTS: 19. Merrill Andrews
REB: 9. Deven Mitchell
AST: 3. Merrill Andrews
Mar 6, 2004
#10 Illinois State (L) #2 Northern Iowa (W) 54-68 Scottrade Center PTS: 19. David Gruber
REB: 8. David Gruber
AST: 3. David Gruber
PTS: 22. Trey Guidry
REB: 9. Greg Dilligard
AST: 2. Vince Greene
Mar 6, 2004
#9 Evansville (L) #1 Southern Illinois (W) 67-93 Scottrade Center PTS: 18. LaMar Owen
REB: 13. LaMar Owen
AST: 5. Bryan Turner
PTS: 13. Clint Cuffle
REB: 12. Bradley Strickland
AST: 8. Lucious Wagner
Mar 6, 2004
#6 Drake (L) #3 Wichita State (W) 57-63 Scottrade Center PTS: 13. Fridge Holman
REB: 7. Jamar Howard
AST: 4. Fridge Holman
PTS: 12. Chaun Brooks
REB: 9. David Bancroft
AST: 3. Lonnie Randolph
Mar 7, 2004
#5 Missouri State (W) #1 Southern Illinois (L) 80-74 Scottrade Center PTS: 15. Darren Brooks
REB: N/A
AST: N/A
PTS: 16. Merrill Andrews
REB: N/A
AST: N/A
Mar 7, 2004
#3 Wichita State (L) #2 Northern Iowa (W) 56-63 Scottrade Center PTS: 23. Ben Jacobson
REB: 10. David Gruber
AST: 3. Brooks McKowen
PTS: 14. Jamar Howard
REB: 7. Randy Burns
AST: 3. Bret Wise
Mar 8, 2004
#5 Missouri State (L) #2 Northern Iowa (W) 74-79 Scottrade Center PTS: 26. Ben Jacobson
REB: 8. David Gruber
AST: 3. Ben Jacobson
PTS: 20. Merrill Andrews
REB: 10. Merrill Andrews
AST: 3. Nathan Bilyeu